To be eligible for mediation:

  1. If the matter is NOT currently in litigation, the employer (with the employee's consent) or the employee (with the employer's consent) can file a Petition for Mediation and the Chief Judge will decide to whom it will be assigned.
  2. If a matter is in litigation, a Petition for Mediation cannot be filed; instead the hearing judge will refer the matter to mediation if the parties request that it be done.
  3. There must be no companion case actively pending before the Court (aside from the workers' compensation case); and
  4. A stipulation must be submitted, with the petition for mediation, signed by a representative of the employee and the employer consenting to mediation.

*Mediators will be retired or currently sitting Workers' Compensation Court judges designated by the Chief Judge of the Workers' Compensation Court or an attorney appointed by the Chief Judge.

*Any statements made as well as any documents submitted during the mediation process shall be confidential.

*If you have a workers' compensation matter currently pending in Rhode Island and would like to discuss the possibility of mediation, please feel free to contact one of our attorneys:

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New Hampshire, Vermont & Connecticut have followed the IRS and increased their reimbursement rates for employees’ travel to $.625 per mile effective July 1, 2022.

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Massachusetts Basics of Workers' Compensation Practice and Procedure

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
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We are approved panel counsel for most major insurers, including AIG, ACE/Chubb, Travelers, Liberty Mutual, Zurich, PMA, Utica, XL Specialty, Starr, The Hartford, CNA, Berkley, Acadia and others. We have longstanding partnerships with most major Third-Party Administrators and Self-Insured Groups and we are designated counsel for many of the largest employers in New England.

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